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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Community Health reaches $20 million overbilling settlement 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:56 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - One of Indiana's largest health and hospital networks reached a $20.3 million settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations of overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare programs for surgeries, the U.S. attorney announced Tuesday.

  • FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine products story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products.

  • OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug.

  • FDA reviewing safety of Essure birth control implant 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators are reviewing the safety of an implantable contraception device after receiving reports of unusual side effects from patients, including fatigue, depression and weight gain.

  • House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 12:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market.

  • Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 4:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems.

  • FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-16-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.

  • University of Minnesota will be regional Ebola center 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 7:28 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota Medical Center has been named a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases, the state Department of Health announced Friday.

  • Blue Bell: Listeria source likely ID'd at Oklahoma plant 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 9:50 pm

    HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries believes the listeria found at its Oklahoma facility is likely linked to a non-sanitary room, though the company has not been able to pinpoint a single source for the contamination at its Texas plant, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 6:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance.

  • 5 things about trans fats and the FDA's proposed phase out story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 1:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - There are a lot fewer trans fats in the nation's food than there were a decade ago, but the Obama administration is moving toward getting rid of them almost entirely.

  • Pozen making $146M acquisition and will move to Ireland 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:17 pm

    NEW YORK - Pozen, a U.S. specialty drugmaker that has struggled to get its cardiovascular drug approved, will buy a Canadian company and move its headquarters to Ireland.

  • Q&A: Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 2:29 pm

    Women suffering from low libido got some hope on Thursday, when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.

  • FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 6:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.

  • Feds: Florida doctor gave cancer patients unapproved drugs 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 5:43 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A Florida oncologist was charged Thursday with giving cancer patients medications, included chemotherapy drugs, from other countries that were not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

  • Iowa's biggest health insurer seeks some double-digit rises 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 4:52 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's largest private health insurer is proposing double-digit increases in premium rates for some of its individual plans next year, citing higher medical and prescription drug costs and greater use of services.